The second game had some different problems to contend with, specifically my lack of heavy warbeasts. This was not much of an issue against Pat with his one vanilla Juggernaut, but when Matt-Matt put Ol' Rowdy on the table it was a different story. With my current list, it is very difficult to deal with heavies effectively. The incredibly low rolls that I was making for my damage didn't help but having something that could have gone toe to toe with Rowdy would have helped. The only question is how to best address the situation. Matt, the owner of BattleZone, recommended that I get a dire troll blitzer. I told him that I didn't want to because I don't like the model but after looking more at his stats, I am thinking that maybe I should reconsider.
Similar in many ways to the mauler, the blitzer also has a gun on his back with a 12" range. Put the animus from the impaler on his and suddenly you are looking at a 16" POW 13 weapon that fires d3 shots. The RAT is quite low but I can still see some serious potential there. Have the dire troll slam or throw and then light up the knocked down target with the gun.
Overall, both games were a lot of fun and a great way to start the League. Of course 0-2 puts me in a pretty bad position as far as winning anything but that's not what this tour is about for me. A lot of the "old crew" are playing and that makes it worthwhile for me. Winning or loosing doesn't really matter, as long as I can have some fun butting heads in the process.